Alkaline phosphatase (ALP, ALKP) is a hydrolase enzyme responsible for removing phosphate groups from many types of molecules, including nucleotides, proteins, and alkaloids. The bone specific isoform of alkaline phosphatase is a tetrameric glycoprotein found on the surface of osteoblast cells. The function of bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BAP) is not clearly understood, although it's been shown to be a biochemical indicator of bone turnover.
Sample Requirements: Serum or Plasma (heparin but NOT EDTA or Citrate)
Minimum Sample Volume: 200uL
From the laboratory of Clifford J. Rosen, PhD, Maine Medical Center Research Institute.
Part of The Investigator's Annexe program.